Staff Contact Information

The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights
Faculty of Law
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Research Fellow

ANJA BLANK , LL.M., DES (University of Geneva), Doctoral Candidate, Research Fellow
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Current research:

Anja Blank is a Research Fellow at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Anja Blank is an affiliated researcher at the Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI).She started her research career at the Institute in1998 and has since worked in a variety of research projects in co-operation with the Ministry for Foreign Affairs as well as the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

Anja Blank has, in addition to her research position, acted as a research assistant to Professor Martti Koskenniemi during his term in the International Law Commission. The main achievement of Professor Koskenniemi in the ILC was completion of the Report on Fragmentation of International Law. Blank was actively involved in the preparation of the report as well as acted as an assistant in the ILC annual sessions during three years.

In autumn 2006 she substituted Professor Koskenniemi as an Acting Professor of International Law at the University of Helsinki while he was on leave of absence. In 2007 she returned to her previous position as a Research Fellow at ECI and the Centre of Excellence in Global Governance Research. In 2010-2012 she took a position of a Legal Adviser at the Iran-United States Claims Tribunal in the Hague. She has continued to teach in different Universities throughout her career. Since 2016 she has returned to work on her doctoral thesis.

Her special fields of interests include:
Public international law, the fragmentation of international law and issues relating to normative conflicts and normative relations (existence of regimes, rule-making, interpretation, conflict-resolution techniques and inter-action between legal regimes), international law of treaties and international institutional law.


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